Drink Florida Orange Juice!/SPEEDCOM/Marcos BMW Paces Practice and Qualifies Second at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Prewitt, Lassally and Euser Looking For Second Major International 24-Hour Race Win of 2010 NURBURG, Germany (May 14, 2010) - The No. 179 Drink Florida Orange Juice!/SPEEDCOM Communications/Marcos Racing International BMW team qualified a close second in class Friday for the 38th annual Zurich 24 Hours of Nurburgring on the legendary Nordschleife circuit in Germany. The day-long race starts a 3 p.m. local time on Saturday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT) and concludes 24 hours later at 3 p.m. on Sunday. After pacing the D1T (Diesel 1) class field Thursday in both a cold and wet night session and that afternoon?s opening practice, the No. 179 BMW team was a firm favorite for the pole in Friday?s qualifying. Drivers Hal Prewitt, Toto Lassally and Raymond Coronel all took turns at the wheel of the team?s quick BMW 320d with Coronel?s lap of 9:48.308 ultimately good enough for second on the D1T grid just four seconds behind the No. 177 Team Hungary BMW 120d. "The most important thing is where we are running tomorrow and I think we have a good chance," Coronel said. "Of course, we can run the same times as the pole car and even faster, but if you get out of your comfort zone, you might take some risks, and I didn?t want to take any risks at all. As usual, you have a yellow flag here and a yellow flag there and there is always something happening, always. We will see what happens tomorrow." Prewitt, Lassally and Cor Euser anchored a class-winning effort in January?s 24 Hours of Dubai along with frequent team co-driver Jim Briody. The same four drivers also finished sixth in class in the 2009 24 Hours of Nurburgring in a Marcos Racing BMW 120d, but Coronel and the BMW 320d are both speedy new additions to the team this year. "I am very pleased with the team and the car, I love it, and it has everything we dreamed about," Prewitt said. "It is well prepared, easy to drive and has the latest and greatest toys for drivers. I am very impressed." Prewitt has driven in nearly 30 major endurance events and over 150 total races in his career and scored his first international victory in his Dubai debut. "I think the solution to winning this race is very similar to many of them,"